Twitter "who to follow" make it stop
August 2, 2010 7:59 AM   Subscribe

How do I make Twitter stop telling me who to follow?

Twitter has a feature that tells you "who to follow". It is under the following/followers/listed bar. Is there a way to turn it off? It has started to drive me crazy.
posted by vincele to Computers & Internet (13 answers total)
Best answer: use a twitter client like tweetdeck, twhirl or hootsuite, and not the web site, and you'll never see it.
posted by micawber at 8:10 AM on August 2, 2010 [1 favorite]

Response by poster: Thanks, micawber! I always wondered what tweetdeck was. You solved my problem!
posted by vincele at 8:16 AM on August 2, 2010

Best answer: You can't turn it off on the website. Twitter death in 5...4 ....3... I heard some fun gossip about twitter, they hired an HR person who doesn't know coding from baking and has never used twitter herself. This will end well.

Standalone clients and other web interfaces don't show this. For web: Brizzly (has picnic!), for standalone tweetdeck.
posted by dabitch at 8:17 AM on August 2, 2010 [2 favorites]

drats, too late. ;)
posted by dabitch at 8:18 AM on August 2, 2010

I'm waiting for Twitter to tell me who to follow. I guess they're rolling this feature out gradually.
posted by lukemeister at 9:08 AM on August 2, 2010

Response by poster: lukemeister, this might help.

I follow just two people: Chad Ochocinico and Glenn Greenwald (Yes, I said this in another thread. Yes I am pleased with myself for coming up with this combination). Although Ochocinco has way more followers than the other guy, Twitter tells me all my recommendations come from Greenwald (It's also pretty obvious). So maybe it depends on who is in your feed? Add Greenwald and see what happens?
posted by vincele at 10:11 AM on August 2, 2010 [1 favorite]

Best answer: I use yoono as a collapsible sidebar on my browser; it's my favorite thing for keeping up on twitter and facebook. And i don't see any recommendations on who to follow.
posted by lemniskate at 10:23 AM on August 2, 2010

dabitch - why would their HR person need to know coding? at my tech jobs, the tech interviews were handled by the department and the paperwork/job history/salary type of interview was done by HR.
posted by nadawi at 10:24 AM on August 2, 2010

nadawi, of course HR doesn't need to know coding, it it however a bit worrying that they can't tell the difference between twitter and a ford. Or a bran muffin for that matter. Seriously, shouldn't they at least have a clue?
posted by dabitch at 10:33 AM on August 2, 2010

Now Twitter is suddenly giving me suggestions. Thanks for pulling strings, vincele :-)
posted by lukemeister at 9:04 PM on August 2, 2010 [1 favorite]

Interesting, twitter doesn't bother telling me anything nor does it allow others to "ReTweet" me automatically
posted by infini at 9:36 AM on August 3, 2010

Response by poster: For anyone interested, I figured out how to make it stop. I went to "suggestions for you" and clicked "hide" next to each suggestion. Now no suggestions show up on my twitter page.
posted by vincele at 10:49 AM on August 7, 2010

Here's a rundown on various browsers and how to make that suggestions box vanish in them.
posted by dabitch at 8:37 AM on August 9, 2010

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